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Offline TopazBlue

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KTM 500EXC
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:54:26 am »
Hi All,

I was just looking for an opinion on the bike as a dual sport, and are they road legal in SA. It seems like the perfect bike if it is. Drive to where you need to go, and then go play on some trails or off-road tours...
 

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 06:22:46 am »
Very nice bike, I love mine. I don't know about true dual sport. I only use mine off road so cannot give advice. I would think that it cannot be to comfy for trips longer than 250km on tar. Off road it is an awesome machine.
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Offline TopazBlue

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 11:47:41 am »
Thanks for the reply, they do indeed look like wonderful machines off-road, it would be epic if I didn't need to trailer the bike 20 Kilometers to go have an off road ride though. :)
 

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 12:03:30 pm »
 

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 03:20:40 pm »
EXC is road legal and can be registered without any issues, even have the cush drive clutch.

20km will be no issue, 200km a bit of a numb backside.
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Offline weskus

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 03:36:10 pm »
Road one yesterday, tops out at about 155km/h with standard sprockets, sure you can easy sprocket it to be a good DS, big tank and better seat also available.. bold-on nav tower as well (Rally?!) and pretty much same weight as the 450?!
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Offline BLK

Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 08:17:09 am »
Far better off with a 690.It is street legal and a better DS bike.


 

Offline Retro Rider

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Re: KTM 500EXC
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 11:51:29 am »
I don't know about riding a 690 like a 2 stroke though.

Some guys did a 7000km trip with a 500 so I recon it's good...

I also want one!!

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